Thursday, May 29, 2014

Project - Chalk Clay Paint and a Small Shelf

I am slowly working up to a bigger piece of furniture where I actually sand off paint to show the colors underneath. I've messed around with chairs and a sanding sponge but a Welsh Cupboard or any number of dressers have remained 'painted not aged'.

This small laminated display shelf has the miniature look of a larger piece without the sheer volume of a cabinet or hutch or china cupboard.


It has been a good project for practicing sanding edges that would have shown age wear. A small shelf with glassed doors for ornaments. This group is from my collection of 1940's era Japanese figures.


Before and after. 




The little cabinet had a laminate surface that took well to two coats of CeCeCaldwell Chalk Clay paint. I used Simply White. Its size is about 14" tall by 24" wide.



The inside shelves were painted with CeCeCaldwell Santa Fe Turquoise mixed with Simply White.



CeCeCaldwell Clear wax. I love the short handled wax brush for working in tight spaces.



I did finish scraping the rest of the paint and wax from the windows after I took the photos. 


A small piece of furniture.

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26 comments:

  1. It's adorable, Joy! Can you tell us the dimensions?

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  2. Beautiful piece! Love the inside being a different color!

    Judy

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  3. Love! I just finished my own cabinet. :) Chalk paint is so fun!

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  4. Oh my! That turned out amazing!!!!!! Quite Beautiful!!!
    ~ Violet

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  5. That certainly took the little cabinet from blah to wow! I hate waxing and I should probably look into proper brushes to make the job a little easier. Well done.

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  6. What a pretty makeover Joy and such a cute cabinet. Love the color combination too.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  7. Oh Joy you did a beautiful job! That piece is precious and I love how you painted the inside a different color.

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  8. Love the way it looks after you painted it. Great job!

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  9. So creative! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  10. I actually have a small cabinet like that. I think mine may be smaller. I have it hung on the wall in my craft room. I store my thread in it. You did a nice re-do.

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  11. What a cute little project. I love the white and aqua together.

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  12. Love these cabinets.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/06/monday-post.html

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  13. Sweet little cabinet -- I love the blue for the inside!

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  14. Hi Joy,

    Please place a link to Blue Monday on your post so that others can find us.

    http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

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  15. It's a lovely piece all your efforts have paid off. Perfect four your figurines
    Ann

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  16. Thanks for sharing at TTF! :)

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  17. Great little project. Thanks for sharing it.
    I enjoyed visiting.
    I am following you now.
    Have a great week,
    Sherry

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  18. Hi Joy! Love the little shelf and the colors you chose for the inside and out! Would love this for my bedroom! Happy Blue Monday!
    Sonya

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  19. I always love a cute little cupboard and you've done a wonderful job transforming it!

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  20. So beautiful and I love seeing your creative heart at work. Have a wonderful weekend, it is coming up quickly Thanks for sharing some blue.

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  21. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  22. Amazing difference after your paint job! Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

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  23. Joy, it's so pretty! Love it! You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Round-Up so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/06/the-round-up-from-before-and-after_10.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Really pretty! I love the aqua.
    Sherry

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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